7 Essential Oils for Calming and Relaxation
Everyone needs some calm and relaxation in their life right now. Schools have been closed for over a month due to COVID-19. eLearning is now the norm for students across America. Parents are working from home and trying to keep some normalcy for their family. Our current situation is stressful so whether you are a stay-at-home or working parent. Everyone needs ways to bring relaxation in their lives. Daily living, as it is today, is taking its toll on families across the country. Calming essential oils are a great way for children and adults during stressful times.
As a Special Education Educator and a parent of a child with ADHD, I know for children with special needs the stress can be even more elevated. All children, but especially those with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Autism, function best with routines and structure in place. Unfortunately, life has been very unstructured which heightens anxiety. I have heard from parents that not only are their children crying, they are crying too! Before you or your child loses your chill, or perhaps that has already happened, I want to share several Young Living essential oils that are great for calming and relaxing.
Lavender Essential Oil
1. Lavender is the king of calm. It’s perfect for relaxation. For example, roll it on, diffuse it, or add a few drops to a bath with Epsom salt. You can turn your bottle into a roll-on by replacing the cap with an Aromaglide fitment. Young Living Seedlings line for babies has Seedlings Calm which is lavender oil prediluted for babies. It’s a great oil to use every night before bedtime.
2. Copaiba has a balmy scent and it’s always great for blemishes when applied topically. You can add it to lavender and Ylang Ylang to compound the effects. Also, another great way to use it to relax. For example, add to V-6 oil or oil and rub it on your shoulders, back, and feet or have someone else do it for you!
3. Geranium has a sweet scent. It is great for balancing, peacefulness, and calming all at once. Geranium is great to add to your diffuser. In addition, it’s great to make a spritz to spray in your bedroom, couch, pillows and blankets. Just add 1 cup of water and 10 drops of Geranium in a glass spray bottle. Shake and spray.
4. Vetiver is a great calming oil. A good choice for bedtime. It’s very calming for kids, teenagers, as well as, parents. A study in 2001 conducted by Dr. Terry Friedman found that vetiver oil is effective in treating children with ADHD. The case study took place for two years (1999-2001) and involved 40 children between 6 and 12 years old. The study found that the relaxing and calming properties of the oil helped the children combat their ADHD and ADD symptoms, which typically include difficulty in concentrating, diminished focus, being easily distracted, difficulty with organization and following directions, impatience, and fidgety behavior. Research being conducted to support vetiver oil, and other essential oils, as an effective natural remedy for ADHD is impressive.
Besides diffusing Vetiver, place 2 drops on a tissue and place it in your pillowcase when going to sleep.
5. Ylang Ylang has a floral scent. It’s great when you need to decompress and let go of stress. It also aids in pain management, inflammation, enhancing libido, as well as, an insect repellant.
6. Frankincense is great for meditation, yoga, and during praying time. This oil has a woodsy aroma that makes you feel, collected, and centered. Need to feel grounded? Place a drop on your writs.
7. Orange has a sweet smell. It not only purifies the air, but it also gives you a positive outlook and is great for blemishes.
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